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Old 03-05-2020, 09:08 AM
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Very interesting. Could this possibly mean the end of having to buy/rent tanks?

Look at his follow-up video too where he plays with it some more.

He explains that, this one is pretty much, for jewelry making. However, a larger model could be very handy.


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Old 03-05-2020, 07:33 PM
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I've seen Browns gas torches for sale, but I'll stick with oxy/pane.
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They have been around for decades
here is a thread back 2006
https://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums...ead.php?t=6456

as I recall there was some large units above the $6,000 range, and likely use platinum wires for the hydrogen separation $$.
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Oxy-hydrogen info: https://www.harrisproductsgroup.com/...-Hydrogen.aspx

excerpt: The use of Oxy-hydrogen fuels is not new to our industry. In the past Hydrogen was the fuel of choice for things like underwater cutting and special welding applications like welding aluminum or lead.

Currently we still use Oxy-hydrogen when we need a flame devoid of contaminants like the carbon emitted from the combustion of ordinary hydrocarbon fuels. Forming laboratory glass, polishing plexi-glass, and melting precious metals are common uses of Oxy-hydrogen flames today. So if you need a really clean flame, use an Oxy-hydrogen flame.


Wiki: Hydrogen is not used for welding steels and other ferrous materials, because it causes hydrogen embrittlement.
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Well, this was all, very disappointing. Looking further into these machines, they're not even called welding machines. They're called acrylic plastic edge polishers.

I had really, wanted this to work so that I could heat metal for bending in my basement shop, without bringing tanks in. I don't need to do it very often. Maybe one of those Bernzomatic TS8000's with a MAPP cylinder would suffice. I've seen them at Lowe's for $60.

Possibly, this year I'll finally be able to find time to tear down my collapsed, metal shed and see if my oxy/acetylene outfit is still usable. It's under a section of the roof that didn't cave in so, fingers crossed.

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